It's a bit hard to see him in this picture, but this monitor lizard wandered into our storage area today (we keep it open to the outside during the day because it is poorly ventilated and gets damp and moldy if we don't). I was sitting at the table working on something when I heard a scuffling noise from the side door into our storage room and I looked out just in time to see the lizard's long tail slide behind one of the stacks of plastic storage bins we have out there. My first thought after my initial "Eeek!" was to get a picture. This was hard to do without getting too close and I wasn't about to venture anywhere near the beastie's hiding place, no way! I snapped this one of him peaking out from behind the boxes...you can see his eye glowing...
When he finally ventured out I got the better shot of him that I showed you first, and scared him away in the process so he is hiding again.
It's all fine and good that I got some pictures and now have this story to tell you, but now I would like this little monster out of our storage room...I'm really not wanting him to decide he likes the place and take up residence. I am NOT interested in a reptilian surprise next time I move around the boxes to look for more contact solution or home decorations. I text messaged Chris at work and he promptly answered with a text asking me to trap the lizard in the storage room because one of the other MAF guys wants it, presumably to show his kids.
So here I sit, snacking on popcorn and writing to you with a large lizard imprisoned in the room just off my kitchen waiting for the guys show up after 5pm .
Nothing like keeping life exciting.
I wonder if monitor lizards like popcorn?
I'll keep you posted.